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Getting Started On The Diet

Posted by Skylark, in Diagnosis, newly diagnosed 01 July 2012 - - - - - - · 810 views

Before you go off gluten, you need proper celiac testing. Celiac testing only works on a full gluten diet. (Four slices of bread a day worth of gluten.)  If gluten turns out to be your problem, you won't want to re-poison yourself for two months to find out if you have celiac disease.

Tests you need:
Total IgA
TTG IgA
deamidated gliadin (also called...


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Celiac Remission

Posted by Skylark, in Diagnosis 04 October 2011 - - - - - - · 1,783 views

When I saw Marku Makki talk, he spoke about desensitization and spontaneous remission in some celiacs.  He has seen it in his decades of practice.  It's in one of his articles but I can't seem to turn it up.  I did find some other stuff for you.  I don't know whether the Gut links will work for you because I have an academic affiliation that...


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From: Tell Me About "gluten Defense" Pills

Posted by Skylark, in Diagnosis 25 September 2011 - - - - - - · 1,072 views

The enzyme in all the so-called gluten pills is DPP-IV.  It is NOT one of the enzymes in clinical trials and it will not detoxify gluten.  It does not cleave internal di-prolines, which are what cause problems digesting gluten in the first place. DPP-IV only works on prolines at the ends of peptides.  These companies are lying, using the FDA dietary...



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Enterolab: A Scientist's Viewpoint

Posted by Skylark, in Diagnosis 05 June 2011 - - - - - - · 12,185 views
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I often get asked about Enterolab, as I don't hold their anti-gliadin stool testing in high regard.

Dr. Fine's story is pretty much on his website.  He is a published expert on microscopic colitis. He started suspecting that in some patients the colitis was caused by an autoimmune celiac-like reaction.  He was disappointed in the inaccurate serum...





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